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The Marine group Take Point Now has a simple motto: "Alone I am Nothing, Together We are Everything."

That motto is set to be put to the test, as the group will be riding jet skis 1,200 miles from Washington, D.C., to Miami this weekend.

The mission's goal is to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial and quality of life options for wounded or critically ill veterans and their families.

Maj. P.K. Ewing, a retired Marine officer and current team leader of Take Point Now, joined "America's News HQ" Friday to discuss the upcoming mission.

"When you get out on the water and you're by yourself, you're under open sky and deep water...it's hard to be upset, hard to be depressed," he said.

Maj. Ewing said the Marines will be relying on each other on this journey in a similar fashion to a combat mission.

"That team-oriented, objective-driven experience is what we had in the military," he said.

Watch the full report above to find out more about this Christmas mission on the open water.

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